English Literature

1611: Authority, Gender and the Word in Early Modern England by Helen Wilcox

By Helen Wilcox

1611: Authority, Gender, and the note in Early sleek England explores problems with authority, gender, and language inside of and around the number of literary works produced in a single of such a lot landmark years in literary and cultural history.

  • Represents an exploration of a 12 months within the textual lifetime of early glossy England
  • Juxtaposes the range and variety of texts that have been released, performed,   learn, or heard within the comparable yr, 1611
  • Offers an account of the textual tradition of the 12 months 1611, the surroundings of language, and the information from which the authorized model of the English Bible emerged

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Henry James' Narrative Technique: Consciousness, Perception, by K. Boudreau

By K. Boudreau

Henry James’ Narrative method situates Henry James’ well-known procedure inside an rising modernist culture with roots in philosophical debates among rationalism and empiricism.  This cogent learn considers James’ works within the context of nineteenth-century inspiration on awareness, notion, and cognition. Kristin Boudreau makes the compelling argument that those philosophical discussions stimulated James’ depictions of recognition and are essential to his narrative procedure.

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The Postcolonial Enlightenment: Eighteenth-century by Daniel D. Carey, Lynn L. Festa

By Daniel D. Carey, Lynn L. Festa

During the last thirty years, postcolonial evaluations of ecu imperial practices have remodeled our knowing of colonial ideology, resistance, and cultural touch. The Enlightenment has performed a posh yet usually unacknowledged position during this dialogue, alternately reviled and honored because the harbinger of colonial dominion and avatar of liberation, as objective and safeguard, as shadow and lightweight. This quantity brings jointly arenas - eighteenth-century reports and postcolonial conception - which will interrogate the function and acceptance of Enlightenment within the context of early eu colonial pursuits and postcolonial interrogations of Western imperial aspirations. With essays via top students within the box, Postcolonial Enlightenment tackle concerns primary not just to literature and philosophy but in addition to average historical past, faith, legislations, and the rising sciences of guy. The participants situate more than a few writers - from Hobbes and Herder, Behn and Burke, to Defoe and Diderot - in relation either to eighteenth-century colonial practices and to key innovations inside of present postcolonial idea pertaining to race, globalization, human rights, sovereignty, and nationwide and private id. via enlarging the temporal and geographic framework wherein we learn, the essays during this quantity open up trade genealogies for different types, occasions and ideas significant to the emergence of world modernity.Contributors: Siraj Ahmed, Srinivas Aravamudan, Daniel Carey, Lynn Festa, Doris Garraway, Suvir Kaul, David Lloyd, Felicity Nussbaum, Karen O'Brien, and Sven Trakulhun.

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Irish Cultures of Travel: Writing on the Continent, by Raphaël Ingelbien

By Raphaël Ingelbien

This publication analyses trip texts aimed toward the emergent Irish center sessions within the lengthy 19th century. in contrast to go back and forth writing approximately eire, Irish shuttle writing approximately international areas has been under-researched. Drawing on a variety of ignored fabric and concentrating on chosen ecu locations, this learn attracts out the designated gains of an Irish corpus that frequently subverts dominant developments in Anglo-Saxon shuttle writing. because it charts Irish participation in a brand new ‘mass’ tourism, it indicates how that participation ended in heated ideological debates in Victorian and Edwardian Irish print tradition. these debates culminate in James Joyce’s ‘The Dead’, that's right here re-read via new discursive contextualizations. This ebook sheds new gentle on middle-class tradition in pre-independence eire, and on Ireland’s relation to Europe. The technique used to outline its Irish corpus additionally makes leading edge contributions to the research of commute writing.

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New essays on John Clare : poetry, culture and community by Simon Kövesi, Scott McEathron

By Simon Kövesi, Scott McEathron

John Clare (1793-1864) has lengthy been well-known as considered one of England's top-rated poets of nature, panorama and rural lifestyles. students and normal readers alike regard his large inventive output as a testomony to a probing and robust mind. Clare was once that infrequent amalgam ‒ a poet who wrote from a working-class, impoverished historical past, who was once steeped in folks and ballad tradition, and who but, opposed to all social expectancies and prejudices, learn and wrote himself right into a grand literary culture. the entire whereas he maintained a made up our minds experience of his personal commitments to the negative, to typical background and to the neighborhood. throughout the varied ways of ten students, this assortment exhibits how Clare's many angles of serious imaginative and prescient remove darkness from present understandings of environmental ethics, aesthetics, Romantic and Victorian literary historical past, and the character of labor

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Victorian Perspectives: Six Essays by John Clubbe, Jerome Meckier

By John Clubbe, Jerome Meckier

Those essays specialize in significant figures, works or issues and activities of the Victorian period. They try for clean views and objective to fill the distance in severe literature whereas reflecting the book's habitual crisis with contexts and stratagems of presentation.

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Something and Nothingness: The Fiction of John Updike and by Assistant Professor John Neary B.A. M.A. Ph.D.

By Assistant Professor John Neary B.A. M.A. Ph.D.

John Neary indicates that the theological dichotomy of through negativa (which posits the real adventure of God as absence, darkness, silence) and through affirmativa (which emphasizes presence, photographs, and the sounds of the earth) is an ignored key to interpreting and evaluating the works of John Fowles and John Updike.Drawing on his vast wisdom of either Christian and secular existentialism in the smooth theology of Barth and Levinas and the modern serious conception of Derrida and J. Hillis Miller, Neary demonstrates the final word affinity of those authors who initially seem such opposites. He makes transparent that Fowles’s postmodernist, metafictional experiments mirror the stark existentialism of Camus and Sartre whereas Updike’s social realism recollects Kierkegaard’s empirical religion in a beneficiant God inside of a type of Christian deconstructionism.Neary’s conception of uncanny similarities among the 2 authors—whose respective careers are marked by means of a chain of novels that structurally and thematically parallel each one other—and the authors’ shared long term curiosity in existentialism and theology help either his serious comparability and his argument that neither writer is "philosophically extra refined nor aesthetically extra daring."

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Maritime Fiction: Sailors and the Sea in British and by J. Peck

By J. Peck

During this very important new learn, John Peck examines the cultural importance of maritime novels from Defoe to Conrad. Focusing particularly at the picture of the physique, he illustrates how those works are equipped round the disparity among the masculine and sometimes brutal regime of the send and the civilized values of these who stay at the shore. the 1st complete dialogue of its topic, Maritime Fiction is an unique exploration of the connection among nationwide id, fiction, and the ocean.

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Acts of Recognition: Essays on Medieval Culture by Lee Patterson

By Lee Patterson

This quantity brings jointly Lee Patterson’s essays released in a number of venues during the last twenty-seven years. As he observes in his preface, “The one power reputation that emerged from writing those in a different way relatively disparate essays is that regardless of the textual content . . . and whoever the folk . . ., the values at factor stay relevant to modern life.” dialectics are at paintings during this publication: that among the prior and the current and that among the person and the social, and either have ethical value. the 1st chapters are methodological; the 1st is at the historic realizing of medieval literature and the second one on how one can deal with the inseparability of truth and price within the lecture room. the following 3 chapters soak up 3 “less-read” past due medieval writers: Sir John Clanvowe, Thomas Hoccleve, and John Lydgate. each one is used to light up a social phenomenon: the character of courtroom tradition, the event of town, and Henry V’s act of self-making. the subsequent bankruptcy explicitly hyperlinks previous and current via arguing that the bearing of the English aristocrat comes from a practice starting with Beowulf and later reinvoked in accordance with nineteenth-century imperialism. the following 3 chapters are the main literary, facing Chaucer and with literary conventions in terms of a few texts. the ultimate bankruptcy is at the guy Patterson considers probably the most vital of our medieval ancestors, Francis of Assisi.

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